This months the challenge over at Seedbeadersters was a "Lesson in Even Count Tubular Peyote". Carolyn Cross DeGroff, the group administer, made up a tutorial with a pattern for everyone to do. It was a blind pattern; meaning we did not know what the finished product was going to look like until it was done. It was super fun.
Here is my finished project. I used 4 colors of delicas. Two were Carolyn's color choice's and 2 were my choice. If you want to join in the fun over at Seedbeadersters then follow the links and join the group. There is still some time to make your own pretty!
In the end the project was a beaded needle case. I love the little diamond and heart along with the gold pin striping. I really enjoyed this. Carolyn also put a special meaning behind the design. But I am not gonna reveal that. LOL You have to fly on over there and find out for yourselves.
I already knew how to do the Even Count Tubular Peyote. But I have never worked from the bottom to the top. So I love that I learned something new.
This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Quartz Crystal. This week's theme; like last weeks; gave me a bit of a fit. I was not really sure what to do. But in the end I decided to have 2 quartz crystals on my inchie. I used 2 colors of delicas and I think that the Silver Lined White Opal looks a lot like a quartz crystal, don't you?
Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the great art done by those awesome ladies and take care to stay cool in this extreme heat this coming week.